City High Launches Family Wellness Initiative

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This Spring, in collaboration with the VOICES Afterschool Program, City High is launching a Family Wellness Initiative. The initiative is aimed at connecting families to wellness activities and resources in the Tucson community. As wellness has recently become a strategic focus of the City High experience, it is fitting to extend this effort to our CHS and PFFS families.

We will launch the Family Wellness Initiative with a series of four Thursday Family Night activities. The activities, including a family hike, a cooking class and a visit to Playformance, will center on being active, building strong family relationships and healthy home cooking. See the schedule below for dates and stay tuned for details about each event. All events are free and open to City High and Paulo Freire students, families and staff.

Our first event will take place this Thursday, March 17th. This week’s theme is family fitness and we will take a hike up nearby Tumamoc Hill. For those who haven’t yet enjoyed this local treasure, it is a beautiful walk up a paved hill. The total distance is under three miles. There are many places to stop and rest and take in the summer wildflowers, currently in bloom. Tumamoc Hill offers gorgeous 360 degree views of Tucson and is a great place to be at sunset.

We will meet at City High at 5:15 pm on Thursday 3/17 to carpool to the hill, which is about 5 minutes from the school. Please wear comfortable clothes, good walking shoes (sneakers are best) and bring a water bottle. A light picnic will be provided at the top. We hope to see you there!!

Spring 2016 Family Wellness Initiative: Family Night Schedule

March 17   HIKE        A family fitness hike up Tumamoc Hill
March 31   COOK       An exclusive family cooking lesson with a local chef
April 28      PLAY        A special night of fun at Tucson’s Playformance
May 5         TALK        A workshop on building strong family connections

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